To the left are the arms of the Federation of Clan Campbell Societies, registered with and granted by, the Lord Lyon in Edinburgh. The question is, what do the Campbells from Argyll have to do with the Carruthers of Annadale. Interestingly, very little but all will come clearer when you read on. Based on the… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Scottish Carruthers Heraldry; a history lesson.
http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/17452 Carruthers of Wormanbie, cadet branch of Carruthers of Holmains The House of Holmains, now the chiefly line, was a direct branch of our first chiefs from the House of Mouswald which began in 1320, over 700 years ago. The second brother of Thomas, 1st of Mouswald named John, began the Holmains line. The line… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: The Cadet branch of Carruthers of Wormanbie
We are pleased to announce that the latest additions to the official Carruthers Merchandise have arrived just in time to order for Christmas. All items are bespoke and reflect the nearly 400 year old Chief's crest and the Official Carruthers tartan, woven in Scotland and registered with the Scottish Register of Tartans. These include: The… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Get Ready for Christmas: Official and bespoke, Carruthers merchandise in stock.
Philip Farquharson, 17th of Invercauld The Chief, Peter Carruthers of Holmains and our Society send their heartfelt congratulations to Philip Farquharson of Invercauld, 17th of that line in his role as Chief of the Name and Arms of Farquharson, on the passing of his Great-Uncle Alwyne. This announcement was taken from the site of Clan… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: New Chief for Clan Farquharson.
Many believe that the Scots in the Borders were driven out only by oppression and violence and forced to pastures new, however, that it seems is only part of the story. This piece written by Hamish MacPherson and published in The National newspaper in August 2020, felt it such an interesting piece, we thought we… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: How famine changed the face of Scotland.
Or, when is a Carruthers clan badge, really a Carruthers Clan Badge Above is a rendition of the Carruthers Clan Crest Badge by Celtic Studio from Ontario, Canada, but is it seen to be acceptable to our clan and family? Well because of the format of this depiction, the uneducated have been rudely calling it… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: And the ‘Dough Baby’
CLAN CARRUTHERS SOCIETY (CANADA) CLAN CARRUTHERS SOCIETY (CANADA), has been running since 2018 and as full members of the Clans And Scottish Societies of Canada (CASSOC) were represented on their Board in 2019/2020. In that same year, representives of CCS(Canada) Zelda and Graham Carruthers met the Lord Lyon at the Fergus Festival. However it wasn't… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Meet our Canadian Board
STONE MOUNTAIN HIGHLAND GAMES, GEORGIA. http://smhg.org The Stone Mountain Highland Games took place on October 16-17, 2021 in picturesque grounds of the Stone Mountain Park meadow. The event is a short drive northeast of Atlanta, Georgia, which has resounded with the sounds of bagpipes, fiddles and harps during the third weekend in October since 1972.… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: At the Stone Mountain Highland Games, Georgia
Stone of Destiny According to Ben Johnson, a well known Scottish historian, the Celtic name of the Stone upon which the true kings of Scotland have traditionally been crowned is Lia Fall 'the speaking stone' or the stone which would proclaim the chosen king. Originally used as part of the crowning ceremonies of the Scots… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: The story behind the return of the Stone of Destiny to Scotland.
It is always advantageous to be officially recognised by our Chief and through him, our clan and family. This allows us direct access to documents that only the family of Carruthers of Holmains have in their possession. Accepting that, we would again like to share with you a photo of the original Charter which started… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: The 660 year old Charter of 1361 that started the Holmains Line.